Seems to be growing underneath a sycamore tree and other hardwoods in the forest in Summerville. No plant visible but has conical-type stalks of clustered seedy fruit, that is pale yellow. Stem is almost fungus-like and orangey.
Hi Lindsay, these are fruiting Conopholis americana plants, often called American cancer-root or squawroot or bear corn. It is a parasitic plant, but a flowering plant nonetheless. You can find out more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conopholis_americana
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